Most 1974 five dollar bills aren't very valuable. However star notes can sell for more money. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

1974 5 Dollar Bill

Specifications

Denomination: $5.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Signature Varieties: One: Neff and Simon
Series: One: 1974

Value

Most of these bills in circulated condition won't be worth more than their face value of $5. In the better condition grades these bills can sell for a premium. In addition, star notes will sell for more money.

The 1974 series $5 bills are worth around $7 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $12.50.

Star Notes

Star notes are replacement bills that the United States Federal Reserve printed. These star notes are more rare and thus more valuable. You can tell if you have a star note by looking to see if there is a star symbol at the end of the serial number.

Most 1974 series $5 star notes are worth around $10-12.50 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $35-40 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and St. Louis can be more valuable.

Grading System

Very fine- A note that has been in circulation but not for a long time. The note is still relatively crisp. There may be some creases, folds, or light smudges.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- A note that shows no signs of ever having been in circulation. The note still has its original crispness. The note is also well-centered.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1969 Five Dollar Bill
1977 Five Dollar Bill